WSWG-DT2

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WSWG-DT2
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Valdosta/Albany/Moultrie/
Tifton, Georgia
City of license Valdosta
Branding WSWG 2
Slogan The Entertainment Station
Channels Digital: WSWG-DT 43.2 (UHF)
Virtual: 44.2 (PSIP)
Affiliations MyNetworkTV & Me-TV
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
First air date September 6, 2006
Call letters' meaning We're SouthWest Georgia
Sister station(s) WSWG
Transmitter power 50 kW (digital)
Height 253 m (830 ft) (digital)
Class DT (digital)
Facility ID 28155 (digital)
Transmitter coordinates 31°10′18.9″N 83°21′57.1″W / 31.171917°N 83.365861°W / 31.171917; -83.365861 (digital)
Website www.wswg.tv

WSWG-DT2 is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Southwestern Georgia that is licensed to Valdosta. The station is a second digital subchannel of CBS affiliate WSWG owned by Gray Television. Over-the-air, it broadcasts a standard definition digital signal on UHF channel 43.2 (or virtual channel 44.2 via PSIP) from a transmitter northeast of Adel near unincorporated Barnesdale, Cook County. The station can also be seen on Mediacom channel 7. Syndicated programming on WSWG-DT2 includes American Dad!, Family Guy, How I Met Your Mother, Friends among others.

The WSWG2 office is on 2nd Avenue Southwest in Moultrie. Master control and most internal operations are based at the Gray Television Broadcast Center on Halstead Boulevard, along I-10, in Tallahassee, Florida. Although WSWG-DT2 technically serves as Albany's designated MyNetworkTV affiliate.

History[edit]

WSWG-DT2's history began back on January 24, 2006 when The WB and UPN announced that the two networks would end broadcasting and merge. The new combined service would be called The CW. The letters would represent the first initial of corporate parents "C"BS (the parent company of UPN) and the "W"arner Bros. unit of Time Warner. On February 22, News Corporation announced it would start up another new network called MyNetworkTV. This new service, which would be sister to Fox, would be operated by Fox Television Stations and its syndication division Twentieth Television. MyNetworkTV was created in order to give UPN and WB stations, not mentioned as becoming CW affiliates, another option besides becoming Independent as well as compete against The CW.

On September 4 one day before MyNetworkTV launched, the main WSWG channel dropped UPN and became affiliated with CBS. On the same day, it launched a new second digital subchannel that became Albany's official MyNetworkTV affiliate. On September 18, the area's cable-exclusive WB affiliate "WBSK" joined The CW through similar cable service The CW Plus. This station later became sister station CW44 Albany or WSWG-DT3 in 2009.

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